LAS VEGAS – While a number of major conferences were canceled in the wake of Sept. 11′s terrorist attacks, some did go on, including CU Conferences’ Directors Roundtable in Las Vegas where a patriotic director led attendees through a moment of silence, the “Pledge of Allegiance, and “A Toast To The Flag” that left attendees in tears. Floyd Gilbert a director with @lantec Financial FCU, Norfolk, Va. led the opening ceremony through the salute to America. All 300 in attendance held hands to unite and honor the flag and America. Here are the words to “A Toast To The Flag.” “A Toast To The Flag” John J. Daly Here’s to the red of it, There’s not a thread of it, No, nor a shred of it, In all the spread of it, From foot to head, But heroes bled for it, Faced steel and lead for it, Precious blood shed for it, Bathing it Red! Here’s to the white of it, Thrilled by the sight of it, Who knows the right of it, But feels the might of it, Through day and night? Womanhood’s care for it, Made manhood dare for it, Purity’s prayer for it, Keeps it so white! Here’s to the blue of it, Beauteous view of it, Heavenly hue of it, Star-spangled dew of it, Constant and true; Diadem gleam for it, States stand supreme for it, Liberty’s beam for it, Brightens the blue! Here’s to the whole of it, Stars, stripes and pole of it, Body and soul of it, O, and the roll of it, Sun shining through; Hearts in accord for it, Swear by the sword for it, Thanking the Lord for it, Red White and Blue!

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